Coffee does not contain cholesterol. However in recent student it has been shown to contain a compound called cafestol which can elevate cholesterol by hijacking a hormone receptor in an intestinal pathway that is important to cholesterol regulation. Drinking caffeine free coffee does not remove this compound. Paper filtered coffee however contains far less than french press or espresso brewed coffee. Coffee can be a powerful substance and like most things we eat they should be taken in moderation so that don't impact on daily health. One small cup of coffee a day should be fine for most people, but ask your doctor if you have a cholesterol problem or are trying to reduce it.
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